CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON PATENT AND COPYRIGHTING OF IDEAS

Director Quality Assurance Mr. Michael Wangai in a consultative meeting on idea protection against exploitation with Peter Musyoki, an alumni of the University of Nairobi and the Director Regional Capacity Development Consultancy Limited (RCDC). In-Attendance was Gideon Muendo an intern at the Directorate of Quality Assurance

Clarity was made on the difference between Copyright and Patent in relation to plagiarism. Graduate programmes with research components generate a lot of ideas whose protection against exploitation is in doubt. Researchers need to be informed on the benefits of patenting and copyrighting of their ideas. University of Nairobi has an Intellectual Property Management Office that guide on protection of ideas and innovations. Kenya Corporate Board has useful information for intellectual property protection.